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Winds of culture blow for Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe

Tulla Comhaltas Cultural Centre hosts Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe in association with The Gathering this weekend, with musicians, singers and dancers due to descend on Tulla from 7pm on Friday for the launch event.

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Graffiti jam returns to Scariff

THE Freeflow Youth Graffiti Jam is back in Scariff this Saturday and youth artists from Scariff, Tulla, Shannon and Limerick will come together at the riverside in Scariff to create street art.

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Seeing double at the Courthouse Gallery

TWO new exhibitions will be opening in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon on Friday evening at 8pm.

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County’s landscape inspires Brennan’s watercolours

NEWMARKET artist, Philip Brennan has taken his successful Clarescapes exhibition of watercolours to the County Museum space in Arthur’s Row in Ennis, giving locals another opportunity to view his works.The exhibition runs for three weeks up to June 22 and is made up of a variety of watercolours inspired by the Clare landscape.As with all Philip’s collections, there is a great variety of themes. This reflects the many interests of the artist. He is a naturalist of long experience, something that comes through in the paintings. Indeed, Philip’s other interests all shine through along the way, such as his passion for singing, history and the garden, all rooted in his native county.Some of the painting titles give some idea of this diversity, such as Gale by the Clogher Road, Quilty, October, the Woodsman, Last Swallow, The Song, Pine Marten at Carran, Return of the Eagle and Dromore.Most of the paintings are in watercolour but the artist also uses ink and …

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‘Friendly, accessible exhibition’ of local work

AN exhibition entitled Something Recalled is going on show at Glór this Saturday and will be on show right throughout the summer, until August 31.It features the work of a number of Clare artists and was curated by Helen Carey, director/curator of the Limerick City Gallery of Art.The artists involved are Áine Philips, Manuel Vason, Aisling Drennan, Christina Bennett, Colette Egan, Conor McGrady, Emily Stewart-Liberty, Jill Miller, Juliette de la Mar, Mollie Douthit, Robert Ellis and Will O’Kane.Speaking to The Clare Champion this week Ms Carey said, “The calibre of the submissions is very high and there are quite a lot of them. What Glór were interested in doing was highlighting the wealth of artistic talent that is in Clare, that is beavering away and that’s very loyal to the Clare landscape.”She feels Glór is quite a good venue. “Obviously, Glór has music at its heart but it also has this gallery space. It has a number of areas that …

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Arts and Disability Awards grants scheme

Artists with disability and deaf artists from Clare are being encouraged to take advantage of a cross-border grants scheme designed to nurture and develop their artistic talent.The Arts and Disability Awards Ireland (ADAI) scheme is managed by the Belfast-based Arts and Disability Forum (ADF) on behalf of both arts councils. The deadline date for receipt of completed applications is June 19.ADF chief executive Chris Ledger outlined the scheme is open to practitioners with all types of impairment, including unseen conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy and mental health conditions. “Some artists have never regarded themselves as disabled and so aren’t sure if they qualify for an award. If people aren’t sure they are eligible, they are welcome to contact us for advice” she said.The ADF offers appropriate support and guidance to all applicants during the application process and makes adjustment to allow for individual circumstance. For example, ADF is willing to accept applications in BSL or ISL if necessary and paperwork …

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Embracing the arts with annual exhibition

THE 10th annual Embrace exhibition is at Glór until the end of the month, showcasing the work of those who have participated in the Clare Arts Office initiative to help local people with disabilities access the arts.

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